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  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: W.W.Co.

Mixed Run: A.T.&Co. Examples Verified

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 2732982
Grade: W.W.Co.
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: September 1885 - May 1886
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 6,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Church 1885
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists Indicate Grade "W.W.Co." However, #2732634 and #2732982 have been verified as Appleton, Tracy & Co. and #2732928 has been reported the same by an experienced member.
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Verifications & Observations

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  • May 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 2732765 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 2732928 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 2732928 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked Appleton Tracy & Co.
  • May 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 2732588 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 2732660 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 2732982 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 2732147 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 2732684 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 2732634 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Appleton, Tracy & Co engraved into movement.
  • March 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 2732446 was reported as accurate